Sports Illustrated's list of the "50 Greatest Sports Movies of All-Time."
I put the name of their list in quotes because, in actuality, this list is nowhere near what would be considered by sane human beings to be the best sports movies of all-time. As we all know, Major League is the best sports movie ever. And it would be natural to assume that SI felt the same. However, they did not give it the top spot, nor did they give it a spot at all. That's right, they left Major League off the list of the 50 Greatest Sports Movies of All-Time! I honestly had to check it 3 or 4 times just to make sure I didn't miss it, but no, it's not on there.
-Searching for Bobby Fischer
Not to mention about ten movies I'd never heard of, including one called: The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick. Catchy title.
This list also contributes to the glorification of two of the most overrated sports movies ever: Slapshot and Hoosiers (5th and 6th, respectively). Look, I've got no problem with either of these flicks, they're both pretty solid, but they're definitely not as great as everybody seems to think they are. Slapshot is mildly funny, but certainly not the raucous laughfest I was led to believe; and, needless to say, it's nowhere near Major League in terms of outright hilarity. As for Hoosiers, I don't know, I guess I just didn't get it. After watching it, I couldn't see why anybody would think it's the best sports movie of all-time, unless you were an Indiana high school basketball player, or lame ... which I guess go hand-in-hand (Zing! Take that Indiana high schoolers, you effing losers!)
Here's another problem, they ranked Caddyshack 17th and left Rudy off the list altogether. Caddyshack is what Slapshot wishes it was (even though I think the latter was released a couple years earlier). And how can you leave Rudy off the list!? Inexcusable. Look, I don't cry while watching movies, but I'll tell you that after Rudy makes the sack and Roc starts to walk away and gives the little fist pump, well I was fighting 'em back.
After looking at this list and regaining my compsure I checked to see who had compiled this crime against humanity so that I could seek him out and start booing him constantly for at least 2 weeks. Then I found out that the list was put together by the "SI Staff." What!? There were multiple people sitting around and NONE of them saw fit to include Major League!
I'm cancelling my subscription.